Westport's Levitt Pavilion Kicks Off Lineup Of International Music

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Hundreds gather at the kick off party to Westport's newly renovated Levitt Pavilion on Sunday evening.
Hundreds gather at the kick off party to Westport's newly renovated Levitt Pavilion on Sunday evening. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

WESTPORT, Conn. – Nearly every day this summer, Westport’s Levitt Pavilion will hold a free concert in celebration of its new renovations.

On the list for this summers performers are artists from around the world and all types of music. The first to hit the brand-new stage was Weston resident Jose Feliciano, who performed with his five-piece band and played guitar Sunday, July 20, to a sold-out house.

Following Feliciano on the new pavilion stage will be a wide assortment of internationally inspired bands from all over the country and the world. The bands include:

  • Casuarina (July 24), a Brazilian samba band
  • Black 47 (July 25), a popular Celtic rock band
  • DJ Rekha (July 26), a prominent Indian DJ
  • The Hot Sardines (July 27), a New York based jazz band
  • Emil Zrihan  (July 29), a Moroccan/Israeli singer
  • Incendio (July 31), a L.A.-based Latin guitar-jazz-world fusion group

For many, the still expanding list of performers scheduled to perform on the stage is the reason they come back year after year.

Midge Deverin, of Westport, said she and her husband attend the concerts every summer. “I’m extremely excited,” she said about the line up of performers for the rest of the season.

“We can’t wait to hear the sounds,” said Elyse Etkin of Westport, who said she and her husband come when ever they can, especially now that the pavilion has been improved so much.

To see the rest of the summer schedule check the Levitt Pavilion website here.

To read about the renovation and grand reopening at the Levitt Pavilion, click on this story from the Daily Voice. 

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NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINT // THE FOLLOWING COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGAINST EQUITY ONE, INC. BY MATTHEW W. LECHNER:

"Equity One is a gigantic shopping center company that is using extremely aggressive and unethical tactics to expand a shopping center here in Westport, called Compo Acres Shopping Center. They used a "straw man" in the zoning hearing, and grossly misrepresented the scope of the project. The problem environmentally is that the shopping center is adjacent to a large commercial property (450 Post Road East) that contains a very stressed wetlands, and the Equity One people are going to be conducting extensive blasting that is going to impact the water table. This wetlands area is already in a very "challenged" state as it is right next to the Post Road (U.S. 1) and I don't see why the shopping center people should be allowed to run roughshod over everyone including running roughshod over the wetlands area. The wetlands is already barely clinging to life, and if they mess up the water table more than it is already messed up - the whole wetlands could just die, and there are very few wetlands around here, so a lot of animals like birds and bats depend on it for their survival. And it is really odious that Equity One would be able to get away with its misprepresentations as well, "soft selling" the fact they will be embarking on an extensive dynamiting program, which they presented throught their "straw man" as a program for "parking lot improvements". The local town officials don't care about the effect of the blasting on the nearby residents - they always cover for the construction people in this town. But, are there not special laws and protections when a wetlands is at risk ? If you want to come see the wetlands, I could show it to you. It is probably a couple of acres in size, right at the NE corner of U.S. 1 & The Mews in Westport, Connecticut. The wetlands already smells bad at times of heavy rain. Please try and stop Equity One. They are very bad people, and so are the Westport building/zoning people. Very bad people, and they are getting ready to line their pockets by putting even more stress on the wetlands. Matt Lechner - 6 The Mews, Westport, CT 06880-4410 (203) 979-6146 mattlechner@optonline.net"

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINT // THE FOLLOWING COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGAINST EQUITY ONE, INC. BY MATTHEW W. LECHNER:

"Equity One is a gigantic shopping center company that is using extremely aggressive and unethical tactics to expand a shopping center here in Westport, called Compo Acres Shopping Center. They used a "straw man" in the zoning hearing, and grossly misrepresented the scope of the project. The problem environmentally is that the shopping center is adjacent to a large commercial property (450 Post Road East) that contains a very stressed wetlands, and the Equity One people are going to be conducting extensive blasting that is going to impact the water table. This wetlands area is already in a very "challenged" state as it is right next to the Post Road (U.S. 1) and I don't see why the shopping center people should be allowed to run roughshod over everyone including running roughshod over the wetlands area. The wetlands is already barely clinging to life, and if they mess up the water table more than it is already messed up - the whole wetlands could just die, and there are very few wetlands around here, so a lot of animals like birds and bats depend on it for their survival. And it is really odious that Equity One would be able to get away with its misprepresentations as well, "soft selling" the fact they will be embarking on an extensive dynamiting program, which they presented throught their "straw man" as a program for "parking lot improvements". The local town officials don't care about the effect of the blasting on the nearby residents - they always cover for the construction people in this town. But, are there not special laws and protections when a wetlands is at risk ? If you want to come see the wetlands, I could show it to you. It is probably a couple of acres in size, right at the NE corner of U.S. 1 & The Mews in Westport, Connecticut. The wetlands already smells bad at times of heavy rain. Please try and stop Equity One. They are very bad people, and so are the Westport building/zoning people. Very bad people, and they are getting ready to line their pockets by putting even more stress on the wetlands. Matt Lechner - 6 The Mews, Westport, CT 06880-4410 (203) 979-6146 mattlechner@optonline.net"